The common, Near‐Eastern origin of Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews supported by Y‐chromosome similarity

  title={The common, Near‐Eastern origin of Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews supported by Y‐chromosome similarity},
  author={A. S. Santachiara Benerecetti and Ornella Semino and Giuseppe Passarino and Antonio Torroni and Radim Brdi{\vc}ka and M. Fellous and Guido Modiano},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
About 80 Sephardim, 80 Ashkenazim and 100 Czechoslovaks were examined for the Y‐specific RFLPs revealed by the probes p12f2 and p49a, f on TaqI DNA digests. The aim of the study was to investigate the origin of the Ashkenazi gene pool through the analysis of markers which, having an exclusively holoandric transmission, are useful to estimate paternal gene flow. The comparison of the two groups of Jews with each other and with Czechoslovaks (which have been taken as a representative source of… 

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